2. The 2006 elections results were "milestones" because they marked the return of Manly Men to the Democratic Party.
3. Chuck Schumer and Rahm Emmuel make Lizza's nipples hard and they know how to find Manly Men.
4. Howard Dean, Tammy Duckworth and Paul Hackett don't exist.
5. Obama and Hillary are NOT Manly Men
6. If a party runs Manly Men, there is a danger that women will not vote for them because girls like babies and pearls and Manly Men like football, muscles and wars.
7. The opinions of two populist freshman Senators are worth those of one unelected, establishment, DLC strategist. (James Carville).
8. Manly Men are the salvation and ruination of the party's hopes in 2008.
You can get a much more cohesive look at the real issue of the 2006 "Fightin' Dems" here. For example: (50-State emphasis mine)
As one sign of where the interests are vested this year, the Republican National Committee did not tally up the number of Republican veteran challengers nationwide, nor did any conservative activist group, preferring instead to pooh-pooh Democratic touting of veterans as a political ploy. The number, I surmised, is somewhere between two and three-dozen. That’s smaller than the cadre of 57 Democratic military vets, but then, this was a purely defensive year for Republicans in which incumbent protection was deemed paramount and the recruitment of desirable newcomers was all but ignored. Democrats, by contrast, were on the offensive almost everywhere with new blood.
So, it seems that the Democratic Party sensed a need for an alternative to President Bush’s Iraq message and found a large part of it in the “fighting” image provided by military-vet candidates. A number of these candidates had already declared themselves at the grassroots level. The media was looking for such a trend, sensing public discontent over Iraq in polls and wanting to cover the story aggressively. Democrats knew that they could help narrow what was left of the national security perception gap between themselves and Republicans (they didn’t need to, it turns out: Because of Iraq, the gap had already narrowed or even reversed to a Democratic advantage in most polls by November 2006).
Now how hard was that?
UPDATE: Shakes read Lizza too.